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The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has cautioned against active thunderstorms in Goa till October 7 and 8. Isolated heavy rains and lightning may further add to the weather turbulence, till October 9, stated the MeT. As such, people are warned from taking shelter in risky areas throughout the day to avoid lightning accidents or other hazards.
Monsoon spell to remain in the state for a few days
The IMD has issued a yellow grade alert in Goa from October 7 to 9, in line with the forecasts of thunderstorms, lightning and heavy bouts of isolates showers. As per reports, the nimbus cover is expected to grip Goa in the coming days, bringing squally weather to the state, shoreline and the adjoining sea.
"Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning very likely at a few places over North and South Goa districts on October 7 and 8 and at isolated places on October 9. Heavy rainfall is very likely at a few places & at isolated places over North and South Goa on October 7 and 8, respectively.", tweeted the IMD. The downpour may exceed the 6 cm mark in a few regions as well.
Cyclonic circulation over Tamilnadu coast & neighbourhood now lies over Eastcentral Arabian Sea off Karnataka coast extending upto 4.5 km above mean sea level. A trough runs from above circulation to Westcentral Bay of Bengal adjoining Andhra Pradesh Coast,up to 3.1 km height.
— IMDGoa (@GoaImd) October 7, 2021
The agency has tracked the squally conditions to three active weather systems in the country, including cyclonic disturbances and low-pressure regions. The erratic weather spell will extend through the week, bringing heavy isolated showers in some part of the state, characterised by lightning and thunderstorms. It may be noted that the weather will become stable after October 10, even as the rains persist.